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Shielding & Nuclear

Extremely High Shielding Performance

Containers and shielding for radioactive materials.

ANVILOY® alloys are ideal for shielding against X rays and gamma radiation. ANVILOY® tungsten shielding is more than 60% denser than lead, allowing a reduction in the size of shielding components, without compromising their shielding effectiveness and characteristics.

ANVILOY® tungsten shielding can be used in applications such as:

  • Collimators

  • Nuclear shielding

  • Beamstop

  • PET syringe shields

  • Vial shields

  • Isotope containers

  • FDG containers

  • Multi-leaf collimator

  • More

Nuclear radiation shielding benefits from the properties of ANVILOY Tungsten Alloys

ANVILOY® Benefits and Applications

ANVILOY® products with extreme density to ensure the highest possible shielding performance in the smallest of spaces:

  • Shielding components

  • Source container

  • Collimators

Application examples of ANVILOY® shielding:

  • Transport container for radioactive substances

  • Radiation source holder in measuring devices

  • Radiation shielding of radioactive substances in chemotherapy

  • Collimator sheets in magnetic resonance tomographs

ANVILOY® Advantages vs. Lead

ANVILOY® Advantage

+ Mass density 18.7g / cm³
+ physically and chemically stable
+ environmentally friendly

Shortcomings of Lead

  • Mass density of lead 13.2g / cm³

  • Physically and chemically unstable

  • Environmentally harmful

Anviloy® Used in
Friction Bonding Research

Microstructural Examination to Aid in Understanding Friction Bonding Fabrication Technique for Monolithic Nuclear Fuel

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by Karen Schropshire

Idaho National Laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Battelle Energy Alliance

April 2008

Monolithic nuclear fuel is currently being developed for use in research reactors, and friction bonding (FB) is a technique being developed to help in this fuel’s fabrication. Since both FB and monolithic fuel are new concepts, research is needed to understand the impact of varying FB fabrication parameters on fuel plate characteristics. This thesis research provides insight into the FB process and its application to the monolithic fuel design by recognizing and understanding the microstructural effects of varying fabrication parameters (a) FB tool load, and (b) FB tool face alloy

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